Jack Wilshere told his parents he wanted to be a pro footballer and was sure of it, practicing every spare minute he could. Mum and Dad were surprised at his drive and determination because he couldn’t even tie his own shoes. He was two. Not much has changed in the twenty years since. Jack is still the most determined man on the pitch, on the training ground and every minute in between. And he’s still surprising anyone who doubts him.
The diminutive number 10 with legs like trees has emerged as one of the future leaders of club and country, with expectations that have crushed many before him. But Jack, the lad from Hertfordshire, remains humble, hard-working and loyal to his core, on and off the pitch. And, of course, always willing to have a go. In other words, a proper Englishman.